“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
― L. Frank Baum
Share a tale about a new beginning. What will your story be?
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
“I think Heaven will be like a first kiss.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, Continue reading “First kiss –Week 6”
“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis’ blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He’d never seen those liquid blue eyes before…except behind his father’s spectacles…and in the mirror.
Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
― Vivian LeMay
Do you have family photos? Which ancestor do you or your children resemble the most?
Week four – Find family members who maintain an uncanny resemblance!
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”
Who wants to preserve family memories for those who follow in our footsteps?
As I reflect on this past year of my writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I have a sense of pride and a sense of accomplishment. For once this challenge ends, I will have 52+ stories about my family. Through this writing adventure, I have discovered so much about my ancestors and even a little about myself, and I hate to see it end! Now, I have created a new writing challenge for 2018, but this time, I believe writers should also include more personal narratives to add their family history. To keep me moving forward on this journey, I have started a new writing challenge called My Tales. It would be fun to have family bloggers join in with this writing adventure. Who is with me? Continue reading “My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories”
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~creating a legacy through story genealogy
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